The nine-year-old football phenom and YouTube sensation is having the best year ever! Sam joined NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in his VIP suite Feb. 3 at the Super Bowl — she was the guest of honor!
The Super Bowl usually features some of football’s best players, but maybe the best one of all was sitting in Roger Goodell‘s suite on Sunday, Feb. 3. We’re talking about Sam Gordon — the little girl who became famous when the highlight video of her torching nine-year-old boys in pee-wee football was uploaded to YouTube.
Roger Goodell: Sam Gordon Is ‘An Inspiration’
Rogerfirst invited Sam and her family to a Giants game earlier in the season. He enjoyed her company so much that he decided to bring the whole family to New Orleans for the Super Bowl!
“[Goodell] thinks she is an inspirational story for football, youth football, and the participation of girls in sports,” NFL spokesperson Greg Aiello said, confirming the invitation.
The Salt Lake City nine year old ran for a ridiculous 1,911 yards and 35 touchdowns. Thirty-five! Sam’s crazy good season got national attention when her dad, Brent, uploaded five minutes and forty-six seconds worth of total mini-football domination on the internet.
Sam Gordon’s Amazing Season
In the video, Sam is racing past boys twice her size, breaking ankles and scoring touchdowns at will. It’s so widely loved that Sam has been featured on ESPN’s “Top 10″ and even on Wheaties boxes. But going to the Super Bowl might be the ultimate prize for Sam Gordon.
“It’s going to be really cool, plus I get to sit next to the NFL commissioner maybe,” Sam said before the game.
Give it like 15 years Sam, and we’re pretty sure that you’ll be going to the Super Bowl as a player!
— Andrew Gruttadaro
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